A warning has gone out ahead of yet another major storm set to batter the region.

Storm Isha is set to descend on the North West from Sunday, January 21 into the following Monday.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for winds of up to 80mph and heavy rain, but the conditions are likely to be far less cold than other recent storms.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “Temperatures are going to be much higher than they have been.

 “Quite widely we could see places reaching highs of 12C-13C but we need to factor in the strong winds, the rain, the cloud, and so it is not going to feel quite so warm as this might suggest.”

He added: “Temperatures will be on the mild side, lifting as we go through this weekend and staying mild through much of next week.

“There may be some chillier spells but I think that any frost is likely to be isolated if we see any at all.

“There could be some overnight fog, particularly where we see drier calmer weather towards the South East.”

This comes just weeks after Bolton, Bury and much of Lancashire were battered by Storm Gerrit from December 27.

This in turn after the region was hit by Storms Elin and Fergus and several months since the impact of Storm Debi.

Storm Isha is the ninth named storm to hit the UK since the season began in September.

Trees were uprooted, roads closed and buildings damaged as the previous storms ripped through the boroughs.

In this case, Bolton and Bury are predicted to escape the worst of Storm Isha’s effects, though parts of nearby Blackburn and Darwen are likely to be affected.

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But heavy rainfall, winds and disruption to roads and railways is possible across the entire North of England from Sunday onwards.

 Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter said: “Conditions will stay cold on Friday but a change in weather type is on the way, bringing milder air for the UK during the course of the weekend.

“This change will initially be relatively benign in terms of weather impacts, with a dry Friday and start to Saturday for many in the south of the UK.

“The Atlantic influence will then introduce some wet and windy weather, with a deep area of low pressure approaching from the west on Sunday.”